August 20, 2014 Edition

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Rubble and a burned out engine remained in the aftermath of the early Sunday morning head-on crash of two Union Pacific freight trains in Hoxie. The collision occurred approximately one-half mile south of the intersection of the U.S. Hwys. 67 and 63, just inside the Hoxie city limits. Photo Courtesy ~ Imboden Live

Cause of train crash
still undetermined

The cause of the head-on train crash of two Union Pacific freight trains in Hoxie remains undetermined. In a news conference Monday, National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) Investigator Mike Hiller said the conclusion and probable cause determination generally takes from six months to a year.

Races develop for mayors, aldermen

The filing period for municipal offices closed on Friday at noon, with races developing for four mayoral positions, as well as several alderman seats throughout the county.

JPs approve applying for state prison

The Lawrence County Quorum Court recently voted against submitting an application for a $100 million maximum-security state prison with a 5-4 vote.

Local officials take cold water challenge

Walnut Ridge Mayor Don House, State Sen. Robert Thompson, District Court Judge Jason Marshall and many other officials and residents took the ALS ice bucket challenge Tuesday afternoon.

Countywide enrollment down slightly

First-day enrollment for all schools in Lawrence County totaled 3,011 students which is slightly less than 2013's 3,027 students.

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